Wednesday, April 14, 2010

20SB Blog Swap

My post (over at will be up this evening. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

For me, the best thing about being a blogger is the opportunity to experiment. In real life, many of the topics I blog about would bore my friends, or I do not know anyone who is fascinated by a given topic. But when I blog, I feel like I am throwing out a fishing line into a vast ocean, filled with many different types of fish. If I just put enough "meat" on the hook, I know some of the fish will bite and interact with me. Then I take my new friends out of their comfortable watery home and eat them, preferably with a bit of lemon and...oops, never mind, the analogy broke down quickly, haha.

But seriously, I love the opportunity to learn and to teach at the same time. If I ever feel I am no longer learning from my readers, I will quit. I love starting a conversation and then watching the amazing ideas and suggestions my readers will have. I have tried to perfect a non-confrontational yet intriguing style that invites people to wrestle with complex topics. And by some miracle, quite a few people have indeed done so, and I appreciate them for it. The best thing about my being a blogger isn't just that I can say what I want; if that was it, I'd write in a journal for myself. No, I love taking risks with my audience, trying new styles, and then being rewarded by the audience as I reward them for their attentiveness. Sure, once in a while a blog will bomb; but then I can just hit the delete key or write the next post and keep on going!

Greek, of
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